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Organic Kale, Cilantro and Basil Pesto

Organic Kale

This week, I made my first Kale Pesto. I read about them and then once I had a fresh bunch of kale and lots of fresh harvested garlic scapes, I blended them with hemp: hemp seeds and hemp oil, some lemon infused olive oil and ume vinegar. I love pesto and have many with hemp seeds instead of the traditional pine nuts. I like hemp because of the exceptional nutritional profile: loaded with omega 3s, high in anti-oxidants, fiber, zinc, magnesium, iron, easy to digest complete protein… I could go on and on. Please email me and ask me more about why I love hemp: but for now, this blog is about pesto. Continue reading

Spice It UP! 8 CPEUs Hours Approved

Leslie Cerier picking organic basil and organic greens

June 29-July 1; Spice It Up! Creative Cooking with Herbs and Spices; Hands On Vegetarian Farm to Table Cooking Class; Shutesbury, MA (Friday – Sunday)

And Yes, you can just come for Saturday or do a half day/partial weekend Please Email Leslie for more Information and to Register:

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Get A Private Group Cooking Class

Corn Grits with Sautéed Kale and Goat Cheddar Cheese vegetarian, gluten-free

For over 30 years, I have been teaching hands on farm to table vegetarian group and private cooking classes. Michelle and Anthony came this winter for one of them: The Vegetarian Express, Quick Meals with Whole Real Foods. We cooked and ate 3 delicious recipes that expanded everyone’s cooking repertoire and knife skills. They loved the class so much that they gathered a group of 7 friends to come back for a 3-hour private group class to expand their quick Continue reading